What are the treatments available?
The treatment of an aortic aneurysm depends on its size.
A small aneurysm is followed up with imaging scans every 6-12 months to determine the size and the rate of increase in size of the aneurysm. In the meantime, the blood pressure is controlled with medications to lower the stress on the weakened part of the aorta.
When aneurysms are of the certain size they need intervention to avoid rupture and symptoms arising from compression on surrounding structures.
The standard treatment for aortic aneurysms is surgical repair. This is performed by surgeons who have expertise in this particular field by opening the chest or abdomen depending upon the location of the aneurysm and replacing the diseased area with a fabric graft.